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$137.32 Day Trips & Excursions

Snæfellsnes Eco-Tour with Snaefellsjokull Park from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ytri Tunga Beach ParkingMeet some of the local wildlife, since here you can often see an abundance of seals and seabirds.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Port ArnarstapiA small fishing village with an impressive coastline and beautiful natureDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Hellnar View PointSmall seaside fishing village, where you can purchase lunch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Londrangar View PointBe amazed by the view of Lóndrangar and Þúfubjarg rock formations.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Djupalonssandur Beach, Hellnar, West RegionThe pebbles on this beach are so smooth that they are often called black lava pearls. Dritvík and Djúpalónssandur have a long history, and fishermen resided here for centuries during fishing seasons.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Grundarfjorour, West RegionIceland's most photographed mountain, known around the world for its triangular shape. Kirkjufell depicted the Arrowhead mountain in the series Game of ThronesDuration: 15 minutes

$129 Tours & Sightseeing

Small-Group Day Trip to Snaefellsnes National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gerduberg basalt columns, West RegionOne of the first stops is to admire huge basalt columns called Gerduberg, they are so perfectly shaped into hexagons so they barely seem natural. (may not be accessible in winter)Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, West RegionThe Snaefellsnes Peninsula is often called ‘Miniature Iceland’ as basically every type of natural feature that makes the country famous can be found here, including waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields, cliffs and wildlife.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Port ArnarstapiYou will visit this charming fishing village and admire the unusual sea rock formations with a lot of bird life.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Hellnar, West RegionAt Djupalonssandur beach (may not be accessible in winter) we will allow those who feel up to it to try strength with the Stones of Trial.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Grundarfjorour, West RegionYou will also stop by picturesque church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell which is accompanied by a wonderful little waterfall on the other side of the road. This place has become one of the top bucket list items for visitors coming to Iceland!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjorour, West RegionKirkjufellfoss is located by the Kirkjufell mountain (it is the same stop).Duration: 20 minutes

$348.49 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Iceland Golden Circle Waterfall, Glacier 3-Day from Reykjavik

The rugged landscape surrounding Reykjavik is best explored with an experienced guide. Set off each morning of your 3 day adventure tour with a professional guide and immerse yourself in Iceland‘s stunning and unique outdoor attractions.  Day 1: Snaefellsnes Peninsula This day is all about exploring the wonders of the magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Snaefellsnes holds many of the island’s most stunning sites such as the picturesque Mt. Kirkjufell, the black beach of Djupalonssandur and Gerduberg geometric basalt columns. On this day you will visit all of these sites in addition to Arnarstapi village and Berserkjahraun lava field which are surrounded by truly amazing nature. Make sure to drink in the coasalt scenary of Snaefellsnes before heading back to Reykjavik, arriving in the early evening. Day 2: Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Accompanied by your guide, set off early for your day of exploring the Golden Circle, the popular icelandic tour route home to three of the most known sights Iceland has to offer: Thingvellir National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring Area. On the Golden Circle route, learn all about the country‘s wild volcano history with visits to Thingvellir National Park, the thundering Gullfoss Waterfall and spouting Geysir waterfall. After exploring the famous Golden Circle, relax at the stunning Secret Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik where your tour ends. Day 3: South Coast, Jokulsarlon and the Diamond Beach On the final day journey to Iceland‘s southern coast to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. En route to the lagoon you will stop by the famous Seljalandsfoss Waterfall that you can walk behind as well as Skogafoss waterfall which drops 60 m from the sea cliffs. Before arriving at the lagoon you will also stop by at Vik Village that has great views over the sea. Jokuksarlon is sure to leave you with some great memories and unique photo opportunities. Drink in the beauty of the floating ice bergs on the lagoon and nearby diamond beach before making your way back to Reykjavik.

$167.32 Private & Custom Tours

Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

The tour starts from Reykjavik, heading west to pass through the tunnel under the Hvalfjordur fjord toward the beautiful little town of Borgarnes, situated in astonishing surroundings. From there we drive along the outstretched arm of the peninsula, to the north-west passing dramatic coastlines and abundant volcanic features including the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Snæfellsnes peninsula stretches out into the North Atlantic Ocean with its magnificent snow-capped glacier, Snaefellsjokull, covering beneath the volcano. Snaefellsjokull is an impressive glacier with a height of 1446 meters at its highest point. This volcano is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the Jules Verne novel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), in which the protagonists finds the entrance leading to the center of the earth on the Snaefellsjokull. On this tour, we also visit the beautiful little place of Budir passing through the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. On the north coast, we shall see Olafsvik, a charming old fishing village and Iceland's oldest trading town, which dates back to 1687. We stop at Stykkisholmur town, built around a natural harbor by Danish and Norwegian merchants. This charming fishing town is the largest on the Snaefellsnes, located on a promontory overlooking the beautiful Breidarfjordur bay. The majestic Snaefellsjokull gives you breathtaking views over the peninsula and sometimes people say that the glacier is surrounded by a unique energy field. There are no doubts that this area holds a special fascination for many. It is also considered a paradise for photographers.

$1194.33 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Reykjavik to West Iceland 5-Day Tour with Northern Lights Hunt

Day 1: Snaefellsnes peninsula After picking you up in Reykjavik we will drive along the coastline of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Y will be exploring the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, the Vatnshellir cave (extra fee) which is as close as you will get to Jules Verne story "A Journey to the Center of Earth" and Hellnar before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach where you will go on a short hike. The last stop will be at the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers. On our way back to our accommodation we will try to spot some northern lights. Day 2: West Iceland After breakfast, you will drive along the scenic west coast of Iceland, exploring all of the major sights that you can find in and around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. During this first day you will be exploring Deildartunguhver hot spring, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe, the historic site of Reykjavik, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and the basalt columns of Gerduberg before reaching your accommodation for the night.  In the evening we will hunt for the northern lights* Day 3: The Golden CircleThis day is full of adventures. Here you will visit all 3 attractions of the popular Golden Circle route which includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss (Golden) Waterfall. Explore all the wonders of these 3 world famous attractions before heading towards Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfall. The last stop of this magical day will be Reynisfjara, the unique black sand beach. Don’t miss the basalt column cave before you leave the beach. We spend the night in a country hotel just out of the small coastal town of Vík where we will have the possibility of catching the northern lights.Day 4: Ice caving and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoonThe main object today is a glacier adventure, which includes a natural ice cave* in Vatnajökull and the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Explore the heavenly blue colors of the cave and the floating ice bergs of the lagoon which come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. After this day’s glacier adventure, we head to the hotel in Skaftafell area where we will spend the night. Day 5: Glacier Walk and South ShoreOn this last day we will visit the breathtaking Vatnajokull glacier for a glacier hike. We will also have the opportunity to visit some of the sites from day three again on our way back to Reykjavik. There will also be a visit to the Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and possibilities for some additional stops as well– all in accordance with the weather. We will be in Reykjavík between 8 and 11 PM, depending on weather and conditions.*Please note that the order of the itinerary can change depending on conditions in the areas. 

$1484.12 Private & Custom Tours

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Private

Start the day taking a northwestern direction towards the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The majestic Snaefellsjokull is the main attraction of the Snaefellsnes National Park. Possibly due to it’s special magnetic properties, some people believe that this is one of the seven energy centers of the world. Then it's time for a stop at Búðakirkja church, which is one of the landmark churches in Iceland. The distinctive black church is very popular among locals for weddings.Moving along the south coast of the peninsula, it's time to make a stop at Arnarstapi. It is a humble fishing village that also used to serve as an important trading port in the past. In the summer months, you have the option take a short hike over to our next stop, the spectacular basalt rock formations at Hellnar.Move on to the western coast of the peninsula where you find Djupalon Bay. It is a black pebble bay with a series of oddly shaped rocks protruding from the ocean. Here you can also test your strength - there are four big stones that were used to test fishermen.  The last stop of the day is Kirkjufell, a beautiful and symmetrical mountain that is also known as the Church Mountain. This free-standing mountain is very popular among photographers.

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